Reader Survey: Any Mobile Blog Readers Out There?
By Steven Chan (Oracle Development) on Aug 11, 2008
It's time for a quick reader poll. I just got an iPhone 3G and I am irrationally happy with it. One of the first websites I visited was this blog, naturally. That was a pretty educational experience. It got me reflecting on trends in mobile accessibility for websites, notwithstanding the almost-deafening hype around Apple's latest object of desire.
Obviously, the end-consumer market has increasing momentum around mobile device usage, but what about the corporate market? If the tremendous market response to Oracle's Business Intelligence Applications for the iPhone is any indication, interest in these devices in enterprise settings is growing rapidly.
The RSS feeds for this blog via Google Reader work really well. The full-feed articles and graphics reformat nicely into the iPhone's smaller display. The actual website, however, is a bit of a different matter. While it's as usable on the iPhone as any other site, it got me to wondering how many of you might be interested in accessing this site from a mobile device.
If accessing this kind of information from a mobile device is important to you while you're on the road, post a comment below. Any information about your mobile device's screen resolution would be helpful, too. If there's sufficient demand, I'll see what I can do about formatting a special homepage just for mobile readers.